By Editors of Power Engineering
Enel Green Power North America has officially commissioned the first phase of its 400-MW Cimarron Bend wind development in Clark County, Kansas.
The 200 MW now being generated are being sold under long-term power purchase agreements with Google and the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities. Cimarron Bend is now the first of Enel’s North American wind projects to sell power to a corporate off-taker.
“The Enel Group believes in sharing its expertise as a renewable energy pioneer,” said Rafael Gonzalez, Head of Enel Green Power North America. “Through our partnerships with like-minded corporations, we look forward to advancing our work in the wind industry and furthering the progress of renewables as a whole”.
Enel did not specify when the second phase would become operational. The company currently has 1.1 GW of renewable projects operating or under construction in Kansas, representing an investment of more than $1.7 billion.
Cimarron Bend was developed in partnership with Tradewind Energy. The two companies have worked together on multiple wind projects, including four others in Kansas.